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Gurdic Gate

The Gurdic Gate is the easternmost gate into the walled city of Kotor. I probably annoyed the guy taking a photo of his girlfriend by remaining in his…

Bay of Kotor

There are several small towns scattered along the shoreline of the Bay of Kotor, which is the southernmost fjord in Europe. The area surrounding the picturesque town of…

Our Lady of the Rocks

Just outside of Perast in the Bay of Kotor lies this little man made island. It was a superstition that leaving a rock in this shallow area of…

Beautiful Dubrovnik

The Lovrijenac fortress offers a stunning view overlooking a small emerald coloured harbour and the walled city of Dubrovnik, Croatia. Location: Dubrovnik, Croatia.

Cutest Vespa Ever?

On our way to the Port Authority in Bar, Montenegro we stumbled across this beautifully maintained Vespa. Whoever owns this should be proud. What a work of art.

Beach of Purity

This is the Spiaggia della Purità, the Beach of Purity, in Gallipoli. Having a lovely little beach and swim spot with perfectly clear water is only one of…

Fallen Icarus

While on Sicily we took a full day tour to see some of the best tourist sights on the island. That tour included a visit to the Valley…

Smoking Mount Etna

Mount Etna was putting on a smoke show as we sailed towards Sicily. We stayed in the Porto Rossi marina in Catania for several days while exploring the…

Stromboli Erupting

We sailed towards Stromboli in the dark and we could see the glowing orange lava at the summit from nearly 30 nautical miles away. As we approached, we…

Musée Océanographique de Monaco

The Oceanographic Museum of Monaco has an impressive presence. It towers 85 meters over the sea and was standing proudly above us as we sailed into and out…

Cologne Cathedral

The Cologne Cathedral, known by locals as “The Dome,” is a spectacular gothic styled Catholic cathedral. It’s twin spires that reach 157 m into the sky make it…

Cologne Central Mosque

We had a wonderful and warm welcome when we visited the Cologne Central Mosque. We were given a quick tour of the building and an explanation of the…

Riverboats on the Rhine

We went to watch the spectacular Festival of Lights in Cologne. It’s a firework display along the Rhine river and a constant stream of boats were making their…

Spiral Birdbath

I’m not sure if this is supposed to be a bird bath, but it sure makes an awesome bird bath! A little fountain pours into the spiral groove…

Neon Beams

Night or day it’s super cool to enter this dark tunnel with the big steel beams in the ceiling lit up with neon green lights.

The Dome

The Cologne Cathedral at night. It may seem odd that something so pointy is called the dome, but that’s how it is. There’s a local saying among the…

Palais Longchamp

The front side of Palais Longchamp in Marseille gets all the attention. It’s well deserved since the incredible fountains and gorgeous architecture are simply stunning. But when I…